Seventeen at Ak-Sar-Ben Seek Whisk Broom Purse: Teddy Reigh, Carters Oats Must Give Fitz Considerable Weight, Daily Racing Form, 1952-06-10


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Seventeen at Ak-Sar-Ben Seek Whisk Broom Purse Teddy Reigh, Carters Oats Must Give Fitz Considerable Weight By J. SWEENEY GRANT Staff Correspondent AK-CAR-BEN, Omaha, Nebr., June 9.— Oren Couchs Teddy Reigh and William S. Clines Carters Oats appear to have a slight edge among the 17 intermediate distance performers named to contest tomorrows edition of the Whisk Broom Purse. Both have displayed a decided fondness for this Omaha strip in previous outings and in the past have registered some important successes here. Their opponents include G. J. Ghimas Clara D., Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Robineaus Fitz, Peter Bonaccis Sliparound, O. Sledges Little Nipper, John Frances Hustle Gal, W. J. Conleys Wheat-field, Alice Likins Fiery Chief, M. M. Mitchell and J. M. McMillans Humphrey, James Herndons Miss Fenelon, Arthur Geddes Chip Monk, J. D. Taylors Deer Foot, Frances Bentleys Third Speed, F. J. Sewell and J. Ormonds English Kin; R. J. Hulses First Lite, and Mrs. M. J. Manzos Sultans Heir. Teddy Reigh, who has registered one success thus far during the meeting, scored seven consecutive victories here last year before finally tasting defeat at the hands of the more formidable handicap charges on the grounds. The nine-year-old gelded son of Sun Teddy has been lightly campaigned this season. In addition to his whir ning encounter here he was beaten the narrowest of margins on another occasion. Carters Oats showed his versatility by first winning a six-furlong event, then continued to keep his victory skein intact by convincingly defeating a band of bet-ter-than-average distance stars. The Cline racer has never been better and he and Teddy Reigh are the most likely post time choices. Carters Oats will be ridden by John Brooks. Lawrence Jones will be astride Teddy Reigh. Fitz, owned by the wife of the president of Centennial, scored an impressive victory over ,000 rivals earlier in the year at Gulfstream Park, then was transferred to New York where she also visited the coveted circle on one occasion. The consistent filly shows to advantage over a muddy track, which is hot likely to prevail tomorrow. Fitz will answer the bugle under the feathery impost of 90 pounds including the usual alowance for apprentice G. Gardiner, who will be making his firsrt appearance before the local patrons. Hustle Gal, Clara D., Chip Monk, and Sultans Heir, are others who have tallied one or more triumphs during the current meeting. Hustle Gal bested Teddy Reigh in her firsrt start of the session. Included among Hustle Gals victims in her winning engagement in addition to Teddy Reigh were Wheatfield, First Lite,, and Slip-around, all of whomare entered in tomorrows encounter. Clara D. has been cam- paigning against slightly less formidable foes and is being raised a bit in classification. She possesses high early speed at the intermediate distance and must be considered dangerous. Chip Monk upset calculations in his seasonal debut. The five-year-old gelding turned back a clever field of platers and rewarded his scattered backers 27.20 straight. Sultans Heir is far down on the "also eligible" list and it appears highly doubtful that he will draw into the race. Miss Fenelon, Deer Foot, Little Nipper, Sliparound, and several others could garner at least a portion of the purse should they choose to come forth with their best efforts. Little Nipper and Sliparound have changed ownership via the claiming box during the meeting and it is possible that improvement on their part will be displayed., A

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